The Sarafina challenge we didn't know we needed: Imbewu vs The River

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Leleti Khumalo stole the hearts of South Africans in Sarafina and she did it again with the #SarafinaChallenge.
Leleti Khumalo stole the hearts of South Africans in Sarafina and she did it again with the #SarafinaChallenge.
J.Sciulli

They were on the cast of one of the most celebrated movies in the country.

Sarafina is a 1992 film which took the world by storm. It focused on the struggles of South African students fighting for their education. 

The movie included a dance scene, which became a staple in all township theatre productions. 

Every year around Youth Day, the movie hits TV screens and South Africans re-enact the dance scenes. But this time, fans were excited when the original lead actress of Sarafina, Leleti Khumalo took on the challenge with the cast and crew members of Imbewu: The Seed. 

They called on other productions to get involved and it wasn't long before fellow Sarafina cast member Sindi Dlathu levelled up. 

Read more | WATCH | Short film to commemorate Youth Day

The cast of etv's Imbewu put on their uniforms and showed off their moves and Sindi and her team also dusted up the school wear and got the body moving. 

Read more | How the youth feel – five voices on the struggles they face today

Leleti’s role on Sarafina scored her a Tony nomination.

Taking to Instagram, Sindi shared that the Tshedza pictures family were called to participate and accepted.

"45 years later and the struggle still continues for the youth today. Same song, different challenges. We were called to participate in the #sarafinachallenge and the tshedzapictures family accepted. Love my team."

 
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